blackleg definition

  • noun:
    • An infectious, often deadly microbial infection of cattle and quite often of sheep, goats, and swine, caused by Clostridium chauvoe and described as gas-containing swellings into the musculature.
    • A bacterial or fungal infection of specific flowers, such as the cabbage and potato, which causes the stems to show black colored at the soil range.
    • person who cheats at cards; a cardsharp.
    • Chiefly British an employee who's in opposition to trade unions; a scab.
    • Fatal cattle disease due to the soil-borne germs Clostridium chauvoei; symptomatic anthrax
    • an individual who takes the place of striking employees. A scab.
    • A person who cheats in a casino game, a cheater.
    • A notorious casino player.
    • A notorious gambler.
    • an illness among calves and sheep, described as a settling of gelatinous matter into the feet, and often into the throat.
    • an ailment in cattle and sheep which affects the feet; symptomatic anthrax. See anthrax.
    • A severe kind of purpura.
    • person who systematically tries to get money fraudulently regarding the races, or with cards, billiards, or any other games; a rook; a swindler.
    • identical to black-nob.
    • A laborer who's perhaps not a part of a trade-gild or trade-union; a ‘scab.’
    • somebody who works (or provides workers) during a strike
  • adjective:
    • regarding a scab employee.
  • verb:
    • take the place of work of someone on strike

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